Sandra Annette Bullock (pronounced /ˈ bʊlək / ; born July 26, 1964) is an Academy Award winning American actress who came to fame in the 1990s, after roles in successful films such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping . She has since established her career with films such as Miss Congeniality and Crash , which received critical acclaim. In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of $85 million.  In 2009, Bullock starred in the most financially successful films of her career, The Proposal  and The Blind Side .  Bullock was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress , a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role , and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side .